AACE associated with excessive smartphone use

The purpose of this study was to describe a series of cases of acute acquired comitant strabismus (AACE) in children attending online classes on smartphones during the pandemic. Eight children were included with a mean age of 12.5 ±4.2 years....

Impact of COVID-19 on orthoptic services during a recovery phase

The purpose of this study was to conduct a follow-up survey of orthoptic practice in the UK and Ireland during the summer 2020 interim recovery phase of the pandemic. This was a prospective cross-sectional survey from July 1 2020 to...

Lagophthalmos as a potential complication of COVID-19

Lagophthalmos is a condition associated with the inability to close the eyelids effectively, with the main cause being facial nerve palsy. The authors aimed to investigate whether lagophthalmos was associated with coronavirus infection (COVID-19) by comparing patients diagnosed with lagophthalmos...

Microdroplet and splatter contamination during phacoemulsification in COVID-19 era

Half a millilitre of fluorescein was incorporated into 400ml of balanced salt solution to identify microdroplet and splatter from phacoemulsification to simulate possible COVID-19 contamination. Five porcine eyes were mounted to an ophthalmic mannequin head and two surgeons (height 189cm,...